Atlanta II: Jack Sprague preview

Career at Atlanta Motor Speedway: This will be Jack Sprague's seventh career start at the track in Atlanta. To his credit at the fastest track on the circuit, Jack has two starts in each the Nextel Cup Series, Busch Series as well as ...

Career at Atlanta Motor Speedway:

This will be Jack Sprague's seventh career start at the track in Atlanta. To his credit at the fastest track on the circuit, Jack has two starts in each the Nextel Cup Series, Busch Series as well as the Craftsman Truck Series. He has a career best finish of eighth which he accomplished in the Craftsman Truck Series race earlier this year. His best qualifying effort at the 1.54-mile speed plant is a fifth place effort in the Busch Series during the 2002 season.

Jack On Atlanta:

"I have always liked the track in Atlanta. It is fast and wide which provides for plenty of passing opportunities and always produces great finishes there. The Truck races have always been exciting on the last lap and it seems like the Cup race is always a side-by-side duel to the finish line -- that's what makes Atlanta such a great place to race. It is important to have your truck handling well at all of the tracks we go to but you always have to deal with the track position game regardless. Atlanta is a little different because it is so fast and wide that it does allow for plenty of passing opportunities -- which makes it a place where it is very crucial to have a good set-up under you. This Wyler Racing team works hard on our Toyota's and I am confident we will have our No. 60 Protective Toyota handling real well this week in Atlanta."

Atlanta Testing:

Jack and his Wyler Racing team spent a day of testing last week at the Atlanta Motor Speedway before they headed off to the race in Martinsville.

"We had a really good test at Atlanta last week," said Jack. "I was really pleased with the way our Toyota Tundra drove -- I have never had something that drove so well at that track and I have had some good runs there. That provides us with some high hopes heading into this race. I had a good truck in Atlanta in the spring race this year and some bad luck in the pits relegated us to an eighth place finish. We will work on making on truck even better than the test with our practice sessions on Friday and if we do that I think we will have a truck that is very capable of winning on Saturday."

Jack On Wyler Racing And Toyota Motorsports Debut:

"I am really excited after my debut with this Wyler Racing team last week. Our No. 60 Tundra was fast right off the trailer and we sat atop the speed charts after the only practice session. We seemed to loose a bit of our handling right before qualifying but we still had one of the best trucks on the track in the early stages of the race. We got caught up in some bad luck which can easily happen at a place like Martinsville -- so while I am disappointed with the finish we had, I am equally excited with how well we ran. This is a great opportunity I have with this Wyler Racing program as well as Toyota and I think these last four races we will have some strong showings."

Notes:

* Jack will be making his 219th career start in the Craftsman Truck Series this week.

* Jack has one win to his credit so far this season (Texas) and has collected one pole as well (Milwaukee).

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Series NASCAR Truck
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